Nature reasserting itself in Soviet Russia

This week, Ailsa‘s photo challenge theme is Leaves.

Nature grows slowly in the permafrost. And yet, time passes, and surely; the whole territory in Russia still bears the scars of the Soviet Union but they become less visible every year.

Spotted in the small mining town of Mirny, in Yakutia: an old Soviet sign that is struggling to exist in an environment that wants to get the upper hand.


Photo taken in July 2016.



2 thoughts on “Nature reasserting itself in Soviet Russia

  1. A very interesting topic indeed! Call me weird, but I too am fascinated by nature slowly getting what was hers back, and if what needs to be reclaimed comes from behind the Iron Curtain, all the more fascinating!

    How was travelling in Yakutia? Were you by yourself, or in a tour – if I may ask?

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    1. Yes it’s fascinating isn’t it? I could have gone to Yakutia by myself, but on this occasion I was with a tour – I had join the tour for another reason (mainly to visit a Kolyma gulag camp, which is something I could not have done on my own ) but that tour happened to end up in Yakutia 🙂

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